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(Summer 1944)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
An MLJ Magazine
Editing:
Harry Shorten
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Hey, Wilbur!"] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Red; Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore

["Well, Arch!"] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie thinks Wilbur is a champion trouble maker.

Welcome To Westfield (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Woik Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin; Mrs. Wilkin; Linda Moore; Red; Principal Dripwate; Miss Gargle
Synopsis:
Personality profiles of the cast.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

Makes A Date (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Woik Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Gargle; Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; Red; Principal Dripwate
Synopsis:
Wilbur has to take Miss Gargle on a date because of Red.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

Did You Know? (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin
Pencils:
Ed Goggin
Inks:
Ed Goggin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Five cartoon questions. Answers at the bottom of the page.

The Bus Boy (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Woik Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Anita Van Streeter; Red
Synopsis:
Wilbur becomes a bus boy at Club 15 because he needs a tuxedo for his date with Anita. She ends up wanting to go there, not knowing Wilbur now works there.

Indexer Notes

This is the same plot used in the Pep Comics #26 Archie story.
Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

The Ghost Smashers (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin
Synopsis:
Wilbur thinks he's being followed by a ghost.

["Gotta Be Genie-"] (Table of Contents)

Chimpy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Red Holmdale
Pencils:
Red Holmdale
Inks:
Red Holmdale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chimpy; The Genie; Princess De Lovely; King Stokey
Synopsis:
Chimpy and Genie rescue King Stokey's daughter from a giant who lives up a beanstalk.

A Short (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Woik Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin
Synopsis:
Wilbur tries to make mucilage at home and a neighbor calls the fire department.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

["Hitler's And Hirohito's Worst Enemy"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fish Story (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Woik Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Marconi; Mr. Wilkin
Synopsis:
Wilbur gets a job delivering fish and it ends up costing him $10.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

["Arabia!"] (Table of Contents)

Omar Of Bagdad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Hubbell
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell
Inks:
Carl Hubbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Omar Of Bagdad; Caliph Haroon Al Rascheed
Synopsis:
Omar is made chief guard of the palace.

["That guy is a darn good violinist."] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin; Mrs. Wilkin; Red; Linda Moore; Miss Lawson
Synopsis:
Wilbur takes up the violin because he's attracted to the music teacher and proceeds to get written up in the newspaper for busting up the school concert.

["Be popular Learn The latest dances"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Hey Jug, look!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wilbur / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

MLJ Leads The Way (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Hey, Wilbur!"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Well, Arch!"]
    Wilbur
  3. 2. Welcome To Westfield
    Wilbur
  4. 3. Makes A Date
    Wilbur
  5. 4. Did You Know?
  6. 5. The Bus Boy
    Wilbur
  7. 6. The Ghost Smashers
    Wilbur
  8. 7. ["Gotta Be Genie-"]
    Chimpy
  9. 8. A Short
    Wilbur
  10. 9. ["Hitler's And Hirohito's Worst Enemy"]
  11. 10. Fish Story
    Wilbur
  12. 11. ["Arabia!"]
    Omar Of Bagdad
  13. 12. ["That guy is a darn good violinist."]
    Wilbur
  14. 13. ["Be popular Learn The latest dances"]
  15. 14. ["Hey Jug, look!"]
    Wilbur
  16. 15. MLJ Leads The Way
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mark D. Anderson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Jim Walls
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Gary L. Watson